Independent Candidate Kassiano Wadri has been declared winner of Wednesday’s Arua Municipality MP be-election.
Arua Electoral District returning officer Angom Ococ Ruth declared Wadri winner with 6,421 votes. NRM’s Nusura Tiperu came second with 4,798 votes and in third place was Independent Candidate Robert Ejiku with 2,694 votes, while FDC’s candidate Bruce Musema garnered 1,369 putting him in fourth position.
Now MP elect for Arua Municipality, Kassiano Wadri replaces the late Ibrahim Abiriga, who was gunned down a few months ago.
The news of Wadri’s victory finds him behind bars, facing treason charges according to reports.
Wadri and other MPs including Kyadondo Wast MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine were arrested on Monday evening in Arua town following a scuffle that left President Museveni’s car vandalized and Bobi Wine’s driver shot dead.
Police cliams Wadri and MP Kyagulanyi were found with guns
Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali while addressing parliament on Wednesday evening, told the House that Kyagulanyi was set to appear before Court Martial in Gulu on Thursday.
Gen. Ali said that the legislator was found with an SMG riffle during his arrest on Monday evening, following the chaos in Arua that led to shooting of his driver.
Below are the final election results:
|Candidate||Political Party||Number of votes|
|Total Number of Ballot Papers Counted||17089|
|Spoilt Ballot Papers||33|